PHONE SCAM IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY

Several residents have received a call from a person identifying themselves as Sargent Johnson with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s office. The caller tells the person answering the phone they have an active warrant and he needs a payment to clear the warrant. The individual goes on to tell the person they can clear the warrant if they purchase gift cards for the amount in question.

This is a SCAM!

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office reports it does not collect bonds by phone and they do not have a Sargent Johnson working for the department.

If you feel like you have been a victim of this scam or any others, contact the Lafayette County Sheriff at 660-259-3622.

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